Short course – Watch Essentials

Watch Essentials

The Watch Essentials course, offered in partnership with the FHH, provides a basic theoretical understanding of various themes; history of watchmaking, actors, trends and market, terminology and understanding of the mechanical movement, introduction to watchmaking complications and iconic watches.


Tutor: To be confirmed.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to the FHH, including mission and partner brands
  • Introduction and structure of the watch market
  • Discover the history and tradition of the watch
  • Look at the development of innovation and creativity of the measurement of time
  • Master the terminology to describe a watch
  • Learn how mechanical movement works
  • Discover complications
  • Develop knowledge in the visible elements of the watch
  • Gain knowledge in the different materials
  • Learn about finishes and decorations
  • Look at the goals and objectives of Swiss Made watches, along with precision and water-resistance.
  • Develop knowledge in iconic watches
  • Discover trends of the year
  • Exam on completion of the course


Who should take this course?

  • Working professionals in watch industry looking to gain knowledge and expertise
  • Current students enrolled in jewellery related courses
  • Individuals wishing to pursue a career in the watch industry  

Level: Beginners 


Entry requirementsNo prior knowledge and skills are necessary. The course is also suitable for those working within the watch industry who would like to develop their skills.


Course Dates: 11th to 12th March 2019


Duration: 2 days


Location: London


Qualification: The FHH Watch Advisor Certificate.

Progression: On completion of the Watch Essentials course, you will have acquired the professional knowledge required to work within the watch industry. The British academy of Jewellery also offers a diverse range of specialist intensive courses to help individuals develop their jewellery knowledge and skillset in area such a CAD and gemstone studies. We also provide a Jewellery Diploma Programme, which will equip you with all the knowledge and skills you need to design, make and sell jewellery.


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